Children from Herons’ Moor Academy visited the Weston College South West Skills Campus to take part in a bricklaying workshop this week.

Pupils from the Year Four maths class taken by teacher James Rees put their maths into practice when Inspirational Futures Trust organised a workshop with Weston College level one bricklaying students.

The children had been working hard to learn their six times tables, and during their visit they had to solve problems using their knowledge of multiples of six, and discovered that six house bricks fit on one concrete block before the college students taught them how to ‘cut, roll and spread’ using a trowel and cement.

Jacqui Ford, CEO of the multi-academy trust that Herons’ Moor is part of explained: “Through the state-of-the-art facilities available from our sponsor, Weston College, Inspirational Futures Trust can give the young people within its academies the opportunity to engage in maths, English and other key subjects in new and innovative ways”

Herons’ Moor Academy is the first primary academy to join the Inspirational Futures Trust, which is an expanding sponsor of academies that was established in 2014 to enable children and young people to realise and exceed their potential in their education and careers.

The Trust provides bespoke support at every level of education, with specialisms in primary, secondary, special and alternative education sectors, and has a board with representatives from business, industry and higher education.